Socialist Equality Party (US)

Socialist Equality Party (US) holds National Congress

30 August 2012

The SEP National Congress adopted a series of resolutions on the world economic and political situation and the perspectives and tasks of the party.

Ruth Keedy Benjamin (June 4, 1947—June 29, 2012)

18 July 2012

On June 29, Ruth Keedy Benjamin, a member of the American Trotskyist movement for over 40 years, succumbed to pancreatic cancer.

The way forward for the Quebec student strike

Socialist Equality Party, 22 June 2012

This statement will be distributed at a mass rally of students and workers today.

Reject the concessions contract at Caterpillar!

Socialist Equality Party, 30 May 2012

This leaflet is being distributed at a meeting Wednesday to vote on a tentative agreement in the strike by machinists at the Caterpillar plant in Joliet, Illinois.

David North speaks in defense of Leon Trotsky at Cornell University

By Tom Mackaman, 3 May 2012

Socialist Equality Party National Chairman David North spoke to an overflow crowd at Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York, in defense of Leon Trotsky against attacks by academic historians.

Jerry White demands end to government repression of Sri Lankan SEP

By our reporter, 15 February 2012

The SEP’s candidate for US president issued the following statement demanding an end to the Rajapaske government’s campaign of intimidation against the SEP in Sri Lanka.

Jerry White campaigns in Detroit against school closings

By our reporter, 14 February 2012

On his first day of public campaigning, Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Jerry White spoke with students and parents at Kettering High School in Detroit, one of more than a dozen public schools threatened with closure.

SEP Presidential candidate Jerry White to speak in Detroit Thursday evening: “Oppose Detroit budget cuts!”

14 February 2012

SEP Presidential candidate Jerry White will be the featured speaker at a public meeting Thursday evening called to plan and organize a fight-back against the latest attacks on the jobs, wages and benefits of the working class in Detroit.

Vote Socialist Equality in 2012!

Statement by Jerry White, SEP candidate for US president

By Jerry White, 13 February 2012

Statement by Jerry White, SEP candidate for US president

SEP/CAUS public meeting: Oppose Detroit budget cuts!

11 February 2012

The Socialist Equality Party, Committee Against Utility Shutoffs and International Students for Social Equality are holding a public meeting on February 16 to plan and organize a fight back against the latest attack on the jobs, wages and benefits of the working class in Detroit.

SEP and CAUS hold meeting to oppose Detroit budget cuts

By Shannon Jones, 19 December 2011

The Socialist Equality Party and the Committee Against Utility Shutoffs held a public meeting December 17 in Detroit to begin the political fight back against the attack on the working class, in the Detroit area and throughout Michigan.

Socialist Equality Party and Committee Against Utility Shutoffs

Emergency Meeting: Stop Detroit Budget Cuts! Billions for jobs, education and housing!

2 December 2011

This meeting is being called to initiate a fight back against the budget cuts and city worker layoffs being demanded by Detroit Mayor David Bing.

Labor Day 2011: The failure of capitalism and the Obama administration

Socialist Equality Party, 5 September 2011

The working class must break with the Democratic Party and build a mass movement for a socialist solution to the deepening economic crisis.

SEP/ISSE holds meeting to oppose closure of Catherine Ferguson Academy

By Shannon Jones, 16 June 2011

The Socialist Equality Party and the International Students for Social Equality held a June 14 meeting in Detroit to oppose the closure of Catherine Ferguson Academy.

Defend Catherine Ferguson Academy!

Unite all sections of the working class! Public education is a social right!

By Socialist and International Students for Social Equality, 10 June 2011

Students, teachers, parents and the working class as a whole must mobilize to reject the closure of Catherine Ferguson Academy.

Education is a social right! Unite teachers, students and workers against all cuts!

By Socialist and International Students for Social Equality, 12 May 2011

This statement will be distributed by supporters of the SEP and ISSE at rallies of teachers Friday in California to oppose attacks on public education.

The Fight for Socialism Today: Conference resolutions

The attack on the working class and the fight for socialism

5 May 2011

The World Socialist Web Site is beginning publication of the resolutions discussed and adopted at the three regional conferences in the US on The Fight for Socialism Today.

The Fight for Socialism Today conference held in New York City

By Sandy English, 2 May 2011

On Saturday, April 30, over 70 people attended the Fight for Socialism Today conference at the Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York City.

The Fight for Socialism Today conference held in Los Angeles

By Tom Carter, 18 April 2011

The SEP, the ISSE and the World Socialist Web Site held in Los Angeles the second of three national conferences, The Fight for Socialism Today, on Saturday.

Greetings from Indianapolis auto worker to Fight For Socialism Today conference

13 April 2011

The following message of support was sent to the Ann Arbor conference from an Indianapolis auto worker who played a leading role in the fight against wage cutting by GM and the UAW.

The Fight for Socialism Today conference held in Ann Arbor

By Tom Eley and Tobin Reese, 11 April 2011

The SEP, the ISSE and the World Socialist Web Site held in Ann Arbor the first of three national conferences, The Fight for Socialism Today, over the weekend.

Reject the AFL-CIO and Democratic Party

For a new strategy to defend the social rights of the working class

Socialist Equality Party, 4 April 2011

Supporters of the SEP are distributing the following statements at the “We Are One” demonstrations organized by the AFL-CIO in Madison, Wisconsin and other locations in the US.

WSWS posts program of Socialist Equality Party (US) in Spanish

El derrumbe del capitalismo y la lucha por el socialismo en EE.UU

24 December 2010

The World Socialist Web Site today continues the publication of the program of the Socialist Equality Party, The Breakdown of Capitalism and the Fight for Socialism in the United States—El derrumbe del capitalismo y la lucha por el socialismo en EE.UU. in Spanish.

Break with Obama and the Democrats

Build a socialist movement against mass unemployment and war

By Socialist and International Students for Social Equality, 30 October 2010

The following leaflet will be distributed to participants at the October 30 “Rally to Restore Sanity” in Washington DC called by comedian Jon Stewart.

Break with Obama, the Democratic Party and the AFL-CIO

Build a socialist movement against mass unemployment, war and repression

By Socialist and International Students for Social Equality, 2 October 2010

The following leaflet will be distributed to participants at a rally on October 2, in Washington, DC, organized by the AFL-CIO and sections of the Democratic Party, under the slogan, “One Nation Working Together: For Jobs, Justice and Education for All.”

SEP publishes program: “The Breakdown of Capitalism and the Fight for Socialism in the US”

30 September 2010

The SEP in the US has published a printed version of its program, including graphs and illustrations. The program was adopted at the First National Congress in August 2010.

The way forward for Indianapolis GM workers

Socialist Equality Party, 28 September 2010

This statement was distributed to auto workers attending a rally in Indianapolis on September 25.

Democratic administration pushes ahead with Detroit downsizing

By a reporting team, 22 September 2010

Thousands of Detroit residents turned out for public hearings on the downsizing of the city being proposed by Mayor David Bing in the interests of big business.

SEP Public Meetings: The Breakdown of Capitalism and the Fight for Socialism in the US

21 September 2010

The Socialist Equality Party is holding a series of meetings throughout the US to introduce its program.

The First National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party

By Joseph Kishore, 6 September 2010

The Socialist Equality Party (US) held its First National Congress on August 11-15, 2010. The meeting was a milestone in the fight waged by the SEP and the International Committee of the Fourth International for a socialist movement of the working class

The Breakdown of Capitalism and the Fight for Socialism in the United States

Program of the Socialist Equality Party

6 September 2010

The following document was adopted by the First National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US), held August 11-15, 2010 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The Breakdown of Capitalism and the fight for Socialism in the United States

Program of the Socialist Equality Party

4 September 2010

The following document was adopted by the First National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US), held August 11-15, 2010 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The document is being published in three parts

The Breakdown of Capitalism and the Fight for Socialism in the United States

Program of the Socialist Equality Party Part two

3 September 2010

The following document was adopted by the First National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US), held August 11-15, 2010 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The document is being published in three parts.

The Breakdown of Capitalism and the Fight for Socialism in the United States

Program of the Socialist Equality Party

2 September 2010

The following document was adopted by the First National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US), held August 11-15, 2010 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The document is being published in three parts.

Resolution of the Socialist Equality Party Congress

Twenty-Five Years Since the Split with the Workers Revolutionary Party

30 August 2010

This resolution on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the split between the International Committee of the Fourth International and the British Workers Revolutionary Party was passed unanimously by the first regular National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US), held from August 11-15, 2010.

Resolution of the Socialist Equality Party Congress

On the Seventieth Anniversary of the Assassination of Leon Trotsky

20 August 2010

This resolution on the anniversary of the assassination of Leon Trotsky was passed unanimously by the first regular National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US), held from August 11-15, 2010.

SEP candidate campaigns in Detroit against utility shutoffs

By a reporting team, 17 August 2010

D’Artagnan Collier, SEP candidate for the Michigan State House of Representatives 9th District, spoke to area residents about utility shutoffs.

Socialist Equality Party holds public meetings in New Orleans, Mobile

By a WSWS reporting team, 9 August 2010

The Socialist Equality Party held two public meetings in the Gulf Coast last week, centering on the political implications of the BP oil spill.

SEP public meetings in New Orleans and Mobile

The Gulf oil disaster and capitalism

21 July 2010

The SEP will hold public meetings in the US Gulf Coast states of Louisiana and Alabama in early August to discuss the causes and consequences of the BP oil spill disaster.

Greetings and report from the US SEP to conferences in Australia

American capitalism’s decline and the tasks of the working class

By Jerry White, 16 July 2010

Jerry White delivered the following report to conferences on “The World Economic Crisis, the Failure of Capitalism and the Case for Socialism,” convened by the SEP and the International Students for Social Equality in Sydney and Melbourne.

The political struggle to defend public education

Socialist Equality Party, 24 June 2010

Supporters of the SEP are distributing this statement to teachers who are protesting budget cuts, layoffs and privatization today in the Michigan capital of Lansing.

The Gulf oil spill and the case for socialism

By Jerry White, 8 June 2010

The ongoing disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and the US government’s complicity and impotence in relation to energy giant BP reveals in the most striking manner the irrationality and socially destructive character of the capitalist system.

New York and New Jersey workers face unprecedented cutbacks

Socialist Equality Party, 22 May 2010

The attacks on teachers and other public employees in the states of New York and New Jersey are part of an unprecedented assault on jobs, pensions, wages, benefits and seniority rights being mounted by both Democrats and Republicans in the name of balancing state budgets.

CAUS denounces police murder of Aiyana Jones

By Committee Against Utility Shutoffs (CAUS), 19 May 2010

The Committee Against Utility Shutoffs condemns the police murder of seven-year-old Aiyana Jones and demands that all those responsible for her death be held legally responsible

Break with the Democrats and Republicans! For an independent socialist movement of the working class!

22 April 2010

This resolution on war was passed unanimously at the SEP Emergency Conference on the Social Crisis & War, healed April 17-18 in Michigan.

Withdraw all troops from Iraq and Afghanistan!

21 April 2010

This resolution on war was passed unanimously at the SEP Emergency Conference on the Social Crisis & War, held April 17-18 in Michigan.

Emergency Conference attendees speak to the World Socialist Web Site

By Tom Eley, 21 April 2010

The World Socialist Web Site interviewed a number of delegates who attended the Emergency Conference on War and the Social Crisis, held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on April 17 and 18.

SEP Emergency Conference advances strategy for struggle against social crisis and war

By Tom Eley, 19 April 2010

An SEP Conference, held April 17-18, passed six resolutions that provide the basis for uniting workers in the US and internationally in a struggle against mass unemployment and war.

Oppose furloughs and all school cuts! For a working class movement to defend public education!

Socialist Equality Party, 6 April 2010

The following statement will be distributed to teachers in California who will be voting April 7-9 on proposed contract revisions that would cut five days from the current school year and seven days next year.

Attend the WSWS/SEP Emergency Conference!

By Joe Kishore, 1 April 2010

The Socialist Equality Party and the World Socialist Web Site urge our readers and supporters to make plans today to attend the Emergency Conference on the Social Crisis & War , to be held April 17-18 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

For a working class movement to defend public education!

Socialist Equality Party, 30 March 2010

This statement will be distributed at “town hall” meetings called by the Detroit Public Schools to discuss proposals to close 44 more schools this year.

In the aftermath of the health care vote

By David North and Joe Kishore, 27 March 2010

In the aftermath of the passage of the health care bill, there have been various acts of right-wing vandalism and intimidation against congressional Democrats who voted for the legislation.

WSWS posts founding document of Socialist Equality Party (US) in Spanish

Las bases históricas e internacionales del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad

15 March 2010

The World Socialist Web Site today begins the publication of The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party in Spanish—Las bases históricas e internacionales del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad—adopted at the Founding Conference of the SEP in August 2008.

The Citizens Inquiry into the Dexter Avenue Fire

By Tom Eley, 13 March 2010

The Socialist Equality Party has initiated the Citizens Inquiry into the Dexter Avenue Fire to expose the deadly threat posed by utility shutoffs and to build a movement to stop them.

For a socialist policy to defeat the attacks on mass transit!

Socialist Equality Party, 2 March 2010

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority is preparing to adopt a savage round of service cutbacks and new attacks on the jobs and wages of transit workers, adding to the suffering in the midst of the biggest economic slump since the depression of the 1930s.

Attend the fact-finding inquiry

The Dexter Avenue fire: Utility shutoffs and the social crisis in Detroit

Socialist Equality Party, 25 February 2010

The SEP is calling on workers, young people and all those concerned about the worsening social conditions in Detroit to participate in a fact-finding inquiry into the January 5 house fire on Dexter Ave. which killed three residents living without utilities.

Emergency Conference on the Social Crisis & War The Fight for a Socialist Alternative

23 February 2010

The World Socialist Web Site, Socialist Equality Party and International Students for Social Equality are holding an emergency national conference on the social crisis and war, to be held April 17-18 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Unite New York City teachers, students, workers to stop school closings and cuts

Socialist Equality Party, 10 February 2010

Defying citywide protests, New York’s billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg is escalating school closings and budget cuts. The Socialist Equality Party calls upon students, teachers and workers to initiate mass resistance to this attack on public education.

Perspective and tasks of the Socialist Equality Party in 2010

By David North and Joseph Kishore, 1 February 2010

The following is an amended version of a report submitted to a national aggregate meeting of the Socialist Equality Party in Ann Arbor, Michigan on January 9, 2010. David North is the national chairman of the SEP. Joseph Kishore is the national secretary of the SEP.

Public Meeting in New York City

Historians in the service of the Big Lie:

29 October 2009

These public lectures on November 15 in New York and December 13 in London will be given by David North, chairman of the international editorial board of the World Socialist Web Site and US national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party.

SEP public meeting

The crisis in Detroit: The socialist response

20 October 2009

The SEP (US) and the ISSE are calling this public meeting November 5 in Detroit to discuss the working class response to the economic and social crisis.

SEP public meetings in US

One year since the election of Obama: Illusion and reality

19 October 2009

The SEP (US) is hosting a series of meetings throughout the country reviewing the situation one year since the election of Obama.

Public meetings

70 years since World War II: Origins & consequences of a historical catastrophe

29 September 2009

SEP National Chairman David North will speak on the lessons of World War II and their implications for the present period.

Michigan Public Meeting

Lessons of the Oakland University professors’ strike

23 September 2009

The SEP and ISSE will be hosting this public meeting in Rochester, Michigan on September 24 to discuss the crisis of education and the lessons of the Oakland University professors’ strike.

SEP Public Meeting

For a unified struggle of Detroit workers!

4 September 2009

The Socialist Equality Party will be holding this important public meeting in Detroit on September 8 to discuss the necessary political strategy for the working class in Detroit.

The political lessons of the Detroit mayoral elections

D’Artagnan Collier and SEP candidate for Detroit Mayor, 6 August 2009

D’Artagnan Collier reviews the political basis of his campaign for Detroit mayor and discusses the significance of Tuesday’s primary elections.

SEP public meeting in California

For a socialist solution to the economic crisis

29 July 2009

A public meeting on Saturday, August 1 in South Pasadena will feature SEP National Secretary Joe Kishore and John Burton, SEP candidate for California governor in 2003 and for US Congress in 2006.

Rally of Detroit City workers against concessions contract

24 July 2009

SEP Detroit mayoral candidate D’Artagnan Collier addresses Detroit City workers’ rally.

SEP candidate D’Artagnan Collier takes part in Detroit mayoral debate

By Jack Cody, 22 July 2009

Socialist Equality Party candidate D’Artagnan Collier outlined his response to the social crisis in Detroit during a July 16 debate involving candidates for the city’s upcoming primary mayoral election.

Oppose budget cuts in California! Defend jobs and education! Unite workers behind a socialist program!

of Socialist Equality Party, 13 July 2009

With the backing of the Obama administration, Governor Schwarzenegger is seizing on the economic crisis gripping California to gut basic social programs upon which millions of people depend.

Election meeting in Metro Detroit

A socialist response to the economic crisis

10 July 2009

The Socialist Equality Party candidate for Detroit mayor, D’Artagnan Collier, will speak at an election meeting on Tuesday, July 14, on the socialist response to the economic crisis.

Video: D’Artagnan Collier speaks on Detroit mayoral campaign

8 July 2009

D’Artagnan Collier, the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate for Detroit Mayor, discusses the economic crisis and the political issues facing workers in Detroit.

Election meeting in Southwest Detroit

Stop the shutdown of Detroit! A socialist response to the economic crisis

25 June 2009

The Socialist Equality Party candidate for Detroit mayor, D’Artagnan Collier, will speak at an election meeting on Wednesday, July 1, on the socialist response to the economic crisis.

SEP candidate speaks at Detroit meeting

By Andre Damon, 18 June 2009

D’Artagnan Collier, Socialist Equality Party candidate for Detroit Mayor, spoke at a meeting in Downtown Detroit Tuesday. He addressed the pressing social questions facing workers in the city and explained his reasons for running.

Detroit election meeting

Stop the shutdown of Detroit! A socialist response to the economic crisis

10 June 2009

Socialist Equality Party candidate for Detroit mayor D’Artagnan Collier will speak at an election meeting June 16.

Socialist Equality Party public meeting

Stop the shutdown of Detroit!

A socialist response to the economic crisis

27 May 2009

The SEP has called a meeting for Thursday, May 28, to address the crisis facing the city of Detroit.

Defend education! Defend jobs! Defend the youth!

Stop the shutdown of Detroit!

An open letter from the Socialist Equality Party, 27 May 2009

The SEP distributed this statement to Detroit public school teachers on Tuesday.

Oppose school closures! Stop the shut down of Detroit!

A socialist response to the crisis in education

D’Artagnan Collier and Socialist Equality Party candidate for Detroit mayor, 21 May 2009

This statement was distributed to high school students protesting the firing of their principal and the attacks on education in Detroit, Michigan.

The world economic crisis, the failure of capitalism and the case for socialism

Resolution of the SEP/WSWS/ISSE regional conferences

21 May 2009

This resolution was discussed and passed unanimously at three conferences in the US sponsored by the World Socialist Web Site, the Socialist Equality Party, and the International Students for Social Equality.

Internationalism and the struggle for socialism

By Nick Beams, 20 May 2009

The following is the text of a report given by Nick Beams, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), to the WSWS/SEP/ISSE regional conferences, “The world economic crisis, the failure of capitalism, and the case for socialism.”

SEP candidate for Detroit mayor campaigns among auto workers, city residents

By Andre Damon, 19 May 2009

D’Artagnan Collier, SEP candidate for Detroit Mayor, campaigned among American Axle workers, residents of a Northwest Detroit neighborhood, and uninsured workers at a free dental clinic last week.

Slide show: SEP mayoral candidate D’Artagnan Collier campaigns in Detroit

By Andre Damon, 19 May 2009

D’Artagnan Collier, SEP candidate for Detroit Mayor, campaigned among American Axle workers, residents of a Northwest Detroit neighborhood, and uninsured workers at a free dental clinic last week.

The economic crisis and the resurgence of class conflict in the United States

By David North, 19 May 2009

The following is the text of a report given by David North, national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party, to the WSWS/SEP/ISSE regional conferences, “The world economic crisis, the failure of capitalism, and the case for socialism.”

SEP and WSWS hold regional conferences in US

18 May 2009

The Socialist Equality Party, World Socialist Web Site, and International Students for Social Equality recently held a series of conferences to examine the capitalist crisis and outline a socialist perspective for the working class.

A socialist strategy for American Axle workers

By D'Artagnan Collier, 15 May 2009

The closure of the main American Axle plant in Detroit-Hamtramck is the outcome of the UAW’s suppression of the three-month-long strike last year. Workers need a new political strategy to fight against.

SEP candidate certified for Detroit mayoral election

By Jerry White, 12 May 2009

The City of Detroit’s Department of Elections has informed Socialist Equality Party candidate D’Artagnan Collier that his name will be placed on the ballot for the August 4 primary election for mayor of Detroit.

Defend jobs, wages and benefits! Vote “No” on Chrysler-UAW concessions! Oppose job cuts at GM!

Socialist Equality Party, 28 April 2009

The Socialist Equality Party urges auto workers to reject the mass layoffs at General Motors and the sweeping givebacks being demanded by Chrysler, the Obama administration and the United Auto Workers.

SEP and WSWS hold first of three regional conferences

By Tom Eley, 27 April 2009

On Saturday in Ann Arbor, the Socialist Equality Party, World Socialist Web Site, and the International Students for Social Equality jointly hosted the first of three regional conferences, “The World Economic Crisis, the Failure of Capitalism, and the Case for Socialism.”

Support D’Artagnan Collier, Socialist Equality Party candidate for Detroit mayor

17 April 2009

The Socialist Equality Party announces today that it is running D’Artagnan Collier as its candidate for mayor of Detroit, Michigan in the August 4th primary elections.

The future of art in an age of crisis

David Walsh, WSWS arts editor, to speak in Virginia

1 April 2009

The International Students for Social Equality and the Socialist Equality Party are hosting meetings in Michigan and Virginia in April.

Special announcement

Nick Beams to speak at WSWS/SEP conferences in US

27 March 2009

Nick Beams, the national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) and leading expert in Marxist political economy, will speak at conferences in the US on “The World Economic Crisis, the Failure of Capitalism, and the Case for Socialism.”

Attend WSWS regional conferences!

Laying the foundations for a socialist movement

By David North and Joseph Kishore, 12 March 2009

The World Socialist Web Site calls on all its readers to attend regional conferences on “The world economic crisis, the failure of capitalism, and the case for socialism.”

David North to speak at California meetings

The world economic crisis and the return of history

9 March 2009

Twenty years ago, with the dissolution of the Stalinist regimes in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, political pundits and academics hastened to proclaim “the end of history.” With the Crash of 2008, these illusions have been dealt a stunning blow. A giant question mark has been placed over the very viability of the world capitalist system. History has returned.

ISSE/SEP meetings in the US

The future of art in an age of crisis

David Walsh, WSWS arts editor, to speak in San Diego and Los Angeles

17 February 2009

The International Students for Social Equality and the Socialist Equality Party are hosting meetings in Southern California in February.

ISSE/SEP meetings in the US

A socialist response to the economic crisis

10 February 2009

The International Students for Social Equality and the Socialist Equality Party will host a series of meetings in the US in February and March.

Notes on the political and economic crisis of the world capitalist system

Perspective and tasks of the Socialist Equality Party in 2009

By David North and Joseph Kishore, 13 January 2009

This report was delivered to a Midwest aggregate meeting of the Socialist Equality Party held January 10 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. David North is the national chairman of the SEP. Joseph Kishore is the national secretary of the SEP.

Mary Elise Henehan (1925-2008)

By Helen Halyard, 5 January 2009

On December 16, 2008, Mary Elise Henehan died at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan at the age of 83. She was the mother of Tom Henehan, a political committee member of the Workers League, predecessor of the Socialist Equality Party, who was the victim of a political assassination carried out on October 16, 1977 in New York City.

SEP holds public meeting on crisis in the auto industry

By Tom Eley, 22 December 2008

The Socialist Equality Party (US) held a public meeting on the crisis in the auto industry at Wayne State University in Detroit on Saturday, which outlined a political strategy for workers to fight plant closures, layoffs, and concessions.

Report to SEP meeting: “Auto workers must resist government-corporate demand for poverty wages”

By Jerry White, 22 December 2008

WSWS reporter Jerry White delivered this report to a meeting called by the WSWS and the Socialist Equality Party to discuss the crisis in the auto industry.

Election Day 2008: The class issues

4 November 2008

While tens of millions of Americans go to the polls, the outcome of the US election is awaited with intense interest by billions of people all over the world. This is not because they view the US president as the “leader of the free world,” a title bestowed by the media on the occupant of the White House. Rather, it is because they know from bitter experience that the American president, as leader of the most powerful imperialist country, is capable of pursuing policies that will wreak havoc in their lives and for the planet as a whole.